Cancer causes around 13% of all human deaths worldwide. While cancer can affect people of all ages, and a few types of cancer are more common in children, the risk of developing cancer generally increases with age.

Breast Cancer Care

Breast Cancer Care wants every person affected by breast cancer to get the best treatment, information and support. They provide information and offer emotional and practical support, bring people who are affected by breast cancer together, campaign for improvement in standards of support and care - and promote the importance of early detection.

CancerHelp UK

CancerHelp UK is part of Cancer Research UK, the world's leading charity dedicated to saving lives through research. They have saved millions of lives by discovering new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer. This site provides comprehensive information on a wide range of cancer issues - everything from symptoms to coping after treatment.


Cancernet-UK is a resource for individuals and their families living with and after cancer. It describes the treatments for cancer, their side effects and tips on how to cope with them. Professionals and patients have teamed up to provide evidence based advice and practical products emphasising the benefits of self help and lifestyle to improve well-being, reduce the risk of relapse and improve long term fulfilling survival.

Cheshire and Merseyside Critical Care Network

CMCCN acts as a resource, co-ordinator, and facilitator for all its stakeholders to achieve a collaborative approach to safe, equitable and effective Critical Care Services. Our activities are numerous and cover a wide range of issues.

Guide to Internet Resources for Cancer

The Guide to Internet Resources for Cancer has been a gateway to cancer information on the Internet since 1996. This non-profit guide contains over 100 pages and more than 4,000 links to cancer related information.

Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan Cancer Support is a source of support, helping with all the things that people affected by cancer want and need. It's not only a service for patients who live with cancer, they also help carers, families and communities. They guide people through the system, supporting them every step of the way. They fund nurses and other specialist health care professionals and build cancer care centres.

Marie Curie

Marie Curie Cancer Care's nurses provide care to terminally ill patients in their own homes or in our hospices, while offering support to their families. Marie Curie Cancer Care is a UK charity dedicated to the care of people with terminal cancer and other illnesses. Over the financial year 2010/11, they reached a total of 31,799 patients.


This site is developed especially for 12-16 year olds who have a parent with cancer. In riprap, you can learn more about cancer and its treatment and through individual stories you can see how this might affect you and your family.

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